Team Haiti returned to winning ways with a 2-1 win over Fort Lauderdale Blazers at the Broward Sports in the Caribbean American Soccer Association (CASA) Super League on Saturday, February 18.Action from the Casa Super League. (PHOTOS: PAUL PERRY)In their last match Team Haiti came out on the losing end to Lauderhill Juniors by the same margin.In the Master League Lauderdale FC got the better of Creekers Masters 2-0, while Chapel Trail beat Rock Island FC 4-2.The competition will continue this Wednesday at the same venue.
The University of the West Indies (UWI) says it will confer 12 honorary degrees during this years’ graduation ceremonies at its three campuses in Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago in October.“The UWI awards honorary degrees to individuals of eminence in the arts, sciences and other fields of intellectual endeavor, as well as to persons who have made outstanding regional or international contributions. The 2017 graduation ceremonies will see new Chancellor, Robert Bermudez presiding over the ceremonies and conferring degrees,” the UWI said.Among those to be honored will Dame Selma Udine Jackman, who is known for being among the first Caribbean-born, female surgeons to have qualified and worked in the region.She earned her MBBS degree at The UWI Mona Campus after being awarded a Barbados Government Exhibition and graduated in 1976. She will receive the Doctor of Sciences (DSc) degree.“She returned to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Barbados) in 1986 and has provided general and pediatric surgery services to local and referred patients from other Caribbean islands.”The UWI said it would also honor Guyanese born, Professor Emeritus John Edward Greene, who has just ended a six-year tenure as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV in the Caribbean.“He has a long regional and international career in academia, social sector development, poverty alleviation, organizational development, and AIDS.”Greene also served as Assistant Secretary-General at the Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat from 2000-2010 and crafted the blueprint for the Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS which was recognized in 2004 as an international best practice in the response to HIV/AIDS. He will receive an honorary degree in law.Trinidadian Andrew Marcano has been described by the UWI as a person who “has always gone beyond the traditional path of calypsonians and chosen a multifaceted path” and is the first calypsonian to produce his own hit on his very own label (La Carib).“For more than six decades, Mr. Marcano has embodied every aspect of the Calypso art form; a lyrical genius, brilliant musical composer, and producer, charismatic performer who is a master of extempore, a visionary and entrepreneur, a truly outstanding Trinidad and Tobago cultural icon.”Marcano will receive a doctorate in literature (DLitt).The UWI said it would also honour Professor Ihron Rensburg, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg, who is widely acknowledged for his policy, strategy, leadership, and managerial skills, with the Doctor of Laws degree as well as Wesley J. Hall, the executive chairman and founder of Kingsdale Advisors, a leader in shareholder advisory services and proxy solicitation in North America.The graduation ceremonies will begin at the UWI’s Open Campus on October 14 and end at the Mona Campus in Jamaica on November 4.
Police in the Eastern Caribbean island of Barbados are reporting a major breakthrough in their investigations into the murder of 49-year-old British businessman Steven Weare, who was reported missing last month.Lawmen have also confirmed that the body of a British man, which was discovered in a remote area at Melverton, St George on Friday, September 1, was Weare’s.The British car salesman, from Kirkham in Lancashire, was last seen alive in Burger King’s car park at University Drive, Black Rock, St Michael on August 23.The director of Fylde Motor Company, who was reportedly staying at Newcastle Plantation House in St John at the time, visited the island, popularly called ‘Little England’, regularly.As a result of the gruesome discovery of his body, police in the island have arrested and charged 35-year-old Sunil Decourcey Brome of #7, Alamanda Drive, West Terrace, St James; 30-year-old Keino Nakito Griffith of Pounders Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael; 26-year-old Christopher Darnley Michael Clarke of Oughterson, St Philip; 26-year-old Torio Akiro Watson of Block 6D, Field Road, Wildey, St Michael and 27-year-old Basil Alphonso Branch of Morris Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael.
Health authorities in Barbados, have restricted visits to a ward at a hospital following the outbreak of conjunctivitis at the facility.The Ministry of Health said that visits to patients at one of the wards at the St. Philip District Hospital, will not be allowed until the situation is resolved.It urged relatives of patients on Ward C2 to call the hospital to make arrangements for the delivery of clothes or other items. Additionally, the Ministry said it is urging visitors with relatives on other wards not to “wander on to other wards”.They are also reminded to practice good hygiene, including washing their hands, before and after visits to the Hospital.“All visitors should, however, follow instructions given by management and staff at the Hospital while on the premises,” the Ministry of Health said, noting that the hospital is taking steps to treat those patients who have been affected and to ensure that proper hygiene practices are followed by staff and patients.Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or swelling of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the thin transparent layer of tissue that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. Often called “pink eye,” conjunctivitis is a common eye disease, especially in children.Several Caribbean countries have in recent months announced an outbreak of the disease.For more on Barbados Ministry of Health initiatives, visit the link: Barbados health ministry considering banning sugary drinks
Prime Minister Keith Rowley Decriminalizing marijuana is not on Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s list of priorities.This is despite a recommendation by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Marijuana Commission that countries in the region move to either legalize or decriminalize marijuana.The commission presented its report to CARICOM Heads of Government at their 39th Annual Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica recently, suggesting that going the route of legalization or decriminalization could lead to substantial economic benefits.Rowley – “Jury is still out”But Rowley said at a post-Cabinet media briefing on Thursday that the jury is still out on that. “At the moment we’re not running any advocacy for decriminalizing marijuana or incorporating it into the economic space because we have some other priorities and we’re also not convinced of the benefits that some people are asking us to grasp,” he said.Must first address crime situationRowley identified one of those priorities as addressing the crime situation in the twin-island republic.“The crime level is affecting us in very many ways, not just safety and security, but also in watering down our position for economic growth and T&T’s potential to sell ourselves as a place where investment can be done. We are also losing the sense of brotherly love in our communities,” he said.However, he indicated that a state of emergency wasn’t being considered “at this time” since Government didn’t see it as an effective way of changing what’s happening and this could also have negative effects on the economy, creating environment for growth of criminals.
All four of Minaj’s albums have now gone platinum in the U.S. According to the rapper, her latest album, ‘Queen,’ has just been certified platinum in the U.S.The project was released in August and debuted at no. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 185,000 equivalent album units in its first week. It features the single “Chun-Li,” which is platinum-certified; the gold “Barbie Dreams,” and the 3x platinum bonus track “FEFE,” featuring controversial rapper 6ix9ine.Her debut 2010 album ‘Pink Friday,’ 2012’s ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,’ and 2014’s ‘The Pinkprint,’ all went platinum in the U.S.Minaj has made another milestone as she currently has 99 entries on the Hot 100 – the most of any female artist of any genre, in history.The ‘Queens’ emcee thanked her fans in a post on Instagram Monday, writing, “#Queen becomes my 4th Platinum album in the US this week. Thank you guys for your love & support. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project in any way.”
Manchester City and Manchester United remain the joint-leaders in the Premier League on a weekend they netted a joint ten goals. The big five in Italy-Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Roma and Napoli all won to indicate the league title will be a fierce battle this season.ENGLANDManchester City were in monstrous form away from home, handing Watford a 6-0 drubbing at Vicarage Road. Sergio Aguero netted a hat-trick, Gabriel Jesus, Nicolas Otamendi and Raheem Sterling completed scoring in a truly dominant and frightening performance.Chelsea and Arsenal played out a stalemate at Stamford Bridge, in a game the Gunners should probably have won. The champions were second best for large parts of the game and were reduced to 10-men in the dying moments of the match when David Luiz was shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge on Sead Kolasinac, to become the third successive Chelsea player to be sent-off against Arsenal.Manchester United handed Wayne Rooney an unpleasant Old Trafford return as they blew away Everton 4-0, on a day Antonio Valencia opened his season’s account in some grand style with a beauty of a goal.GERMANYLeague leaders Borussia Dortmund went goals crazy, hitting FC Cologne 5-0 to stamp their authority and set the pace in the league. Maximilian Phillips and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang each netted a brace with Sokratis also contributing a strike.Champions Bayern Munich bounced back to winning ways, thanks to strikes from Thomas Mueller, Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski’s brace to earn a 4-0 home win against Mainz.ITALYThird-place Inter Milan kept the pressure on the leaders thanks to strikes from Milan Skriniar and Ivan Perisic to secure a 2-0 away success at Crotone.Roma defeated Hellas Verona 3-0 at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday night, Edin Dzeko-brace and Radja Nainggolan with the goals.Juventus defeated Sassuolo 3-1 away from home on Sunday, thanks to a Paulo Dybala hat-trick which set the tone for the day’s matches.AC Milan were 2-1 victorious against Udinese at San Siro on a day Nikola Kalinic netted a brace for Milan and Kevin Lasagna scored the away teams lone goal.Leaders Napoli were ruthless in a 6-0 home win over Benevento, a win which took them to the top of the standing. Dries Mertens struck a hat-trick with further goal scoring contributions from Allan, Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Maria Callejon.FRANCEChampions Monaco bounced back to winning ways at home to Strasbourg 3-0. Rony Lopes and Colombian star striker and Captain Radamel Falcao hit a brace.Marseille secured a 2-0 away success at Amiens thanks to a Clinton Njie brace which lifts them up to sixth-place.Leaders PSG had to rely on two late own goals to secure a 2-0 home victory against Lyon at Parc des Princes. Marcelo and Jeremy Morel were the unfortunate culprits on the day.Related
28-year old Church is presently recovering from a long-term hip trouble and is a free agent after leaving Dutch side Roda JC. He has already turned down an offer from Scottish Premier League (SPL) side Hibernian. RelatedBig Blow! Real Madrid Star Out Of World Cup QualifiersOctober 3, 2017In “Europe”Coleman Names 23-Man Squad For Upcoming World Cup QualifiersSeptember 28, 2017In “World Cup”Senior Welsh Players Urge Their Manager To Stay After World Cup HeartbreakOctober 10, 2017In “FIFA” Injured Welsh striker Simon Church has revealed that the team can prove doubters wrong again after being written off due to the injury to star man Gareth Bale.Real Madrid forward Bale dealt Wales a huge blow earlier in the week after he was ruled out of their final two World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland with a calf strain.Wales are second in Group D and need at least four points from the aforementioned two games to keep their Russia 2018 hopes alive but the loss of Bale to injury has dampened expectations.Speaking about the crucial games ahead, Church said: “A lot of people will write us off now, but we’re used to that.”“Time and again we’ve proved people wrong, so it’s a great opportunity to do that again.“We’ve had a lot of injuries in the past campaign where someone has had to come in and fill a role and they have done.” he added.Wales face Georgia in Tblisi on Friday, October 6 before facing rivals Republic of Ireland in Cardiff three days later but worryingly for the team, they have not won a qualifier without Bale since 2013 against Macedonia with Church scoring the winner. In addition, their last qualifying victory away from home was in 2009 against Azerbaijan.Speaking further, Church pointed out that the loss of Bale to injury is a big blow. He said: “It’s a big blow [Bale’s injury], everyone knows what he can do… but I’m sure that’ll create a good opportunity for someone to come in.”“Ben Woodburn has proved he can do that, there’s a lot of players have played in that position before.“We always knew we had quality in the team, other players right through the spine.“There’s Joe Allen, Aaron Ramsey, Gareth – we’ve got a lot of Premier League experience.“Even on the bench and in reserve we’ve got players playing at a very good level.“We’ve got a good squad and the togetherness is why we’ve achieved so much.” he concluded.
Share Related Articles Submit Share StumbleUpon ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 ARC confirms Belle Vue closure August 3, 2020 HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 A minimum of 1,619 greyhound fixtures from 12 established tracks are to be made available to the betting industry from the start of 2018.This follows a new agreement between Arena Racing Company (ARC), who represent the media interest of Greyhound Media Group (GMG), and the Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service (BAGS).Dominic Ford, Chairman of BAGS, added: “BAGS has been responsible for televising greyhound racing to the UK LBO (Licensed Betting Office) sector for more than 30 years. This delivers more than £220 million of GGY into UK shops. “BAGS is delighted to have secured this agreement with the GMG tracks which currently deliver the bulk of the BAGS service. “After a period of uncertainty BAGS has secured a schedule that gives the LBOs what they want at a price which is available to all and, crucially, delivers a saving of more than 15% per fixture per shop, which represents an annual saving of over £1,000 plus VAT, based on the current BAGS fixture list.”Under the terms of the deal, BAGS will be in a position to grant the fixture rights to bookmakers for use in their LBOs in the UK and Ireland.The Racing Partnership (TRP) will be licensed to supply independent bookmakers on their existing channel, while ARC will oversee sales to the international market and streaming for online betting operators.ARC’s Director of Media Technology and Production and Director of The Racing Partnership, Mark Kingston said: “This new agreement will ensure that greyhound racing from these long established tracks with a proven record of integrity and welfare remain available to LBOs in the UK and Ireland. “In addition, advanced discussions with a number of international parties means that these fixtures will also be available in a number of overseas territories, as well as online.”The 12 tracks that will be featured as part of the deal are Belle Vue, Kinsley, Newcastle, Nottingham, Perry Barr, Peterborough, Poole, Sheffield, Sunderland, Swindon, Towcester and Yarmouth.
Share Camelot UK Lotteries Limited has accepted a £1.15 million penalty package for various shortcomings, including with the firm’s mobile app and the publishing of an incomplete list of raffle prizes following a Lotto draw.The Gambling Commission has ruled that as part of the company’s sanctioning, the sum of £1.15 million will be distributed to National Lottery good causes.The ruling comes after an extensive 18-month investigation by the UKGC, in which it set out to ensure that the UK lottery operator had necessary measures to ensure that it significantly improved its levels of compliance. Richard Watson, Gambling Commission Executive Director, stated: “Camelot has taken a number of steps to rectify the issues and given us assurances that they now have the right processes in place to prevent re-occurrences. It is crucial that the National Lottery is run fairly, safely and with integrity and we’ll continue to hold Camelot to account.”Since the investigation, Camelot has implemented a programme of activity called the ‘Operational Excellence Programme’ (OEP), while the Commission instructed Camelot to conduct a Board Effectiveness Review (BER).A Camelot spokeswoman emphasised: “We accept the outcome of the Gambling Commission’s investigation in respect of a number of incidents dating back to 2016.“As part of the regulatory settlement, we have accepted the historical licence breaches identified, provided voluntary undertakings and will make a payment to National Lottery Good Causes in lieu of a financial penalty.“While we have always sought to run The National Lottery to the highest possible standards, we accept that, at the time of these incidents, our standards in certain areas weren’t as rigorous as they should have been and for that we’re sorry.“We’ve since proactively carried out an extensive programme of work to strengthen our controls, processes and governance arrangements to ensure they are all fit for purpose – and welcome the Commission’s recognition of the work we’ve carried out to mitigate the risk of future issues.” National Lottery Community Fund issues £14m in Climate Action grants August 24, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit Camelot aims for ‘Big September’ supporting a high street recovery August 26, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon